Villa O'higgins

Destination - Patagonia - Villa O'higgins

Villa O'Higgins


Take it easy. You need time to get here … and to get out too!! But, once you stay a little, something in you will ask to remain a little more. In EL MOSCO we know it and we help it happen!! You know: Whoever rushes in Patagonia wastes his time.

Visit the O'Higgins glacier (stunning escarpment three kilometers wide and 70 meters high) and lake (one of the widest available world fresh water resources ). The same boat crosses the lake towards El Chalten in Argentina.

Enjoy our relaxing Hot Tub and Finnish Sauna with fellow passengers under the moon and the Southern Cross.

Salmon fishing, Horse riding, Bird watching, glacier or mountain Trekking nearby. Enjoy the feeling of the first settlers and the Patagonian landscape.

Just stroll the streets of Villa O’Higgins and enjoy its quietness and local handcrafts. In fact is an ideal place for family vacations.


From Chile:

  • By CARRETERA AUSTRAL: Coyhaique 571 kms. (2 days) Cochrane
  • Caleta Tortel: 232 kms of gravel (1 day). World renowned mythic al highway.
  • By PLANE: From Balmaceda (Coyhaique) 1h 16m. (Only Mondays and Thursdays). Flying the Patagonian Andes.
  • By FERRY: From Puerto Natales to Caleta Tortel. December to March (2 days). Sail around the Southern Ice Field.
From Argentina:
  • From EL CALAFATE, via EL CHALTÉN crossing O´Higgins- San Martín lake by boat (Only walkers and cyclists). Open from 1 November to 30 April. (1 day from El Chaltén if weather allows)
  • From Route 40: for vehicles from Perito Moreno and Los Antiguos to Chile Chico and Cochrane. (2 days)
  • From Route 40: Direct access to Villa O Higgins from Gobernador Gregores via paso Mayer -Tucu Tucu. Only good for walkers ,cyclists, or 4WD from May to October. (1-3 days)